Breast Prosthesis

TRICARE covers external surgical garments (specifically designed as an integral part of an external prosthesis) in lieu of reconstructive breast surgery. 

  • Benefits are subject to two initial mastectomy bras and two replacement mastectomy bras per calendar year.
  • Breast prosthesis is limited to the first initial device per missing body part.
  • Requests for replacements are subject to medical review to determine reason for replacement.
  • FDA-approved implant material and customized external breast prostheses are covered.

This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 6/18/2020